Billie Eilish on Isolation, Disconnection and Her Hopes for the Future

In a new exclusive podcast episode with Telekom Electronic Beats, Billie Eilish speaks on social distancing, the power of “no” and using social media responsibly.

Eilish joins the 50th episode of the podcast, recorded remotely from her home state of California. “At Deutsche Telekom, our aim is to be here for you so that you can be there for each other in these challenging times,” comments Ralf Lülsdorf, International Music Marketing, Deutsche Telekom.

With half the world currently in lockdown, under restriction or practising social distancing, it’s an unusual situation for a society that is so used to being hyperconnected and rushed off their feet, and while there is an underlining fear of “missing out” or a sense of ‘I’m not being proactive enough’, the five-time Grammy Award winner is enjoying taking time out for herself. “I’m good being alone, like, I like being alone… I haven’t had this time off since like I was like 12, so yeah, it’s crazy.”

As well as discussing the current climate, in the 25-minute conversation, Billie also shares her hopes for the future.

“I think animals should be treated better, I wish people didn’t eat them. I wish, you know, people didn’t, there are a million things, I wish people would stop using so much plastic, I wish global warming would actually be serious to people more instead of, oh who cares, you know.”

Listen to the full podcast episode with Billie Eilish below and subscribe to the series here.